Rhian Sugden revealed that his third cycle of in vitro fertilization (IVF) is “looming” in a candid Instagram post shared on Friday.
The glamorous 34-year-old model said she felt ’embarrassed’ because she suffered from hyperpigmentation on her second treatment attempt, which she said had quadrupled her ‘freckles’.
Along with her detailed post, the former CBB star grabbed attention by slipping into sheer black lingerie from Pour Moi for a distinctly racy pic.
“I’m a fertility warrior”: Rhian Sugden revealed her third round of in vitro fertilization (IVF) “looming” in a candid Instagram post shared on Friday
The influencer was the image of confidence in her striking lingerie while putting on makeup to highlight her complexion.
Referring to one of the side effects of IVF, the TV star, who had undergone grueling treatment for 18 months, said, “Keep calm and freckle. I’ve always loved my freckles and have always been happy to wear minimal makeup to show them off. of.
“However, during my (failed) second cycle of IVF last year, my freckles quadrupled and took over my face. Now it looks like I have huge sun damage and I was so embarrassed about it.
“I didn’t know that hyperpigmentation is a side effect of IVF and the hormones I injected.
Challenges: After finding out she couldn’t conceive naturally and had the egg count of a woman over 45, the glamorous 34-year-old model underwent two rounds of IVF, which have failed
‘I was so embarrassed’: CBB star recounted how she suffered from hyperpigmentation on her second treatment attempt, causing her ‘freckles’ to quadruple
Going strong: The media personality is married to actor Oliver Mellor (pictured on vacation in Turkey Thursday)
The media personality then revealed that people accused her of “ruining her skin with sun damage”.
Rhian, who is married to actor Oliver Mellor, 39, explained: “Over the past year or so, people have detected my darkening freckles that have appeared before my eyes.
“I got comments telling me that it made me look older and that I had ruined my skin with sun damage… so I ended up spending a small fortune on treatments to try to change it – and I failed.
“Only to realize that this is actually caused by an increase in estrogen that occurs during fertility treatment and / or pregnancy. Something I had no idea.
“I ended up spending a small fortune on treatments to try and change it”: the blonde then revealed that people accused her of “ruining her skin with sun damage” (R in 2019)
How does IVF work?
In vitro fertilization, known as IVF, is a medical procedure in which a woman has an already fertilized egg inserted into her uterus to become pregnant.
It is used when couples are unable to conceive naturally, and a sperm and egg are removed from their bodies and combined in a laboratory before the embryo is inserted into the woman.
Once the embryo is in the uterus, the pregnancy should continue normally.
The procedure can be performed using eggs and sperm from a couple or from donors.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines recommend that IVF be offered on the NHS to women under 43 who have been trying to conceive through regular unprotected sex for two years.
People can also pay for IVF privately, which costs an average of £ 3,348 for a single cycle, according to figures released in January 2018, and there is no guarantee of success.
The NHS says success rates for women under 35 are around 29%, with the chances of a successful cycle decreasing as they get older.
It is believed that around eight million babies have been born from IVF since the first case, Briton Louise Brown, was born in 1978.
Chances of success
The success rate of IVF depends on the age of the woman being treated, as well as the cause of infertility (if known).
Young women are more likely to have a successful pregnancy.
IVF is generally not recommended for women over 42 because the chances of a successful pregnancy are considered too low.
Between 2014 and 2016, the percentage of IVF treatments that resulted in a live birth was:
29% for women under 35
23% for women aged 35 to 37
15% for women aged 38 to 39
9% for women aged 40 to 42
3% for women aged 43 to 44
2% for women over 44
“It’s funny what other people’s opinions can have about you. Even when they come from people we don’t even know, we are still affected and that made me so insecure.
The blonde ended her post by insisting that while she is sure “more freckles will appear” when she begins her third IVF attempt, she has started to embrace his appearance.
She said: “Round three is just around the corner, which probably means more are probably going to show up… A friend of mine said it looks like a superhero-shaped mask that has formed in front of my eyes because that I am a fertility warrior … now I will own #ttccommunity #ttc #ivfwarrior #frecklesfordays. ‘(sic)
After finding out that she couldn’t conceive naturally and that she has the egg count of a woman over 45, she and her actor husband underwent two rounds of IVF.
“I haven’t been so happy in months”: the lingerie star bought Roger the Cavapoo, who helped comfort her during her trip, in July
Just before Christmas, they learned the terrible news that their second round of treatment in November 2019 had failed.
Earlier this year, Rhian created a line of natural tans after doctors told her to avoid cosmetics with nasty chemicals to give herself the best chance of getting pregnant.
The Bury native even hired an alternative therapy specialist and became much more aware of her product choices.
Her third tour was initially delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, and she bought Roger the Cavapoo, who helped console her on her trip, in July.